Severe thunderstorm watch for Twin Cities

Updated 2:12 p.m.

Thunderstorms are expected to pop up again late in the afternoon. The National Weather Service has posted a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. for a region that includes the greater Twin Cities and western Wisconsin:

Two rounds of showers, thunder Tuesday

After a first round of scattered showers Tuesday morning, we’ll see skies partially clear out. This will allow temperatures to warm up into the low to mid-80s.

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Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

With the daytime heating and a cool front moving across the state, more thunderstorms will pop up late Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

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Forecast precipitation Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
College of DuPage

There’s a risk some of these storms could be strong to severe. There’s a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) from the Twin Cities into western Wisconsin with a higher, slight risk (level 2 out of 5) in western Wisconsin.

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Severe weather forecast for Tuesday afternoon
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center

90-degree temperatures return

Things will heat back up Wednesday and Thursday. Along with higher temperatures, dew points will increase.

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Forecast dew points Tuesday into Thursday
College of DuPage Weather

Highs Wednesday will be near 90 in western and southern Minnesota.

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Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

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